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Cherokee Nation Official: Medical Marijuana Illegal on Tribe Property

A Cherokee Nation official says medical marijuana won’t be legal on the Oklahoma-based tribe’s property even though the state’s voters approved use of the plant. The Cherokee Phoenix reports Cherokee Nation Assistant Attorney General Chrissi Nimmo says the tribe must adhere to its own laws as well as federal regulations, and that Oklahoma law does not apply. Nimmo says possession and sale of cannabis remain illegal under tribal and federal law.

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8/22/2018

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8/20/2018

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7/11/2018

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7/10/2018

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7/7/2018

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7/5/2018

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7/3/2018

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6/30/2018

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6/28/2018

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6/23/2018

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6/22/2018

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6/20/2018

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6/19/2018

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6/18/2018

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6/15/2018

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6/13/2018

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6/12/2018

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6/10/2018

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6/9/2018

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6/8/2018

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6/7/2018

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6/6/2018

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6/3/2018

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6/1/2018

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5/28/2018

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5/26/2018

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5/24/2018

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5/23/2018

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5/21/2018

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5/15/2018

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5/9/2018

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5/8/2018

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5/7/2018

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5/6/2018

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5/4/2018

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5/3/2018

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5/2/2018

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5/1/2018

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4/29/2018

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4/24/2018

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4/23/2018

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4/21/2018

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4/20/2018

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4/19/2018

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4/17/2018

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4/13/2018

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(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump is promising not to challenge states that have legalized marijuana even though they are in conflict with federal law,...

4/11/2018

article Boehner's ‘Bombshell’ Weed Reversal ‘Monumental’ For Marijuana
(Washington D.C.) -- The pot industry panicked when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended the government’s hands-off policy on weed. Today, it can breathe a...

4/10/2018

article Somehow, the Ridiculous War on Hemp Is Still Going On
(California) -- Last summer, sheriff’s officers in San Joaquin County, California, were combing through an area known for illegal grow operations to “...
article Cannabis Legalization Prompts Update of Alberta's Gaming and Liquor Laws
(Alberta) -- Cannabis retailers will be prohibited from suggesting their products are therapeutic or medicinal in their branding, under a proposed update to the Alberta...

4/4/2018

article City prepping for ‘intake rush’ of retail cannabis applications
(Alberta) -- The city of Grande Prairie knows they are at the mercy of the federal government when it comes to legalization but they are trying to be ready for the...
article Tribe Says Cannabis Co.'s $10M Suit Based On Void Contract [sub req]
(Arizona) -- The Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe’s economic development unit alleged in California federal court Tuesday that a cannabis company could not proceed with...

3/30/2018

article Cultivate your ultimate Las Vegas cannabis weekend
(Las Vegas) -- As far as legal cannabis goes, Las Vegas straddles miracle and mirage. Sin City has blossomed into a vertically integrated capital of cultivation,...

3/29/2018

article Nunavut senator to mobilize against cannabis bill unless Inuit issues addressed
(Canada) -- As Inuit elders express concern about the upcoming legalization of cannabis, at least one senator says he won’t rest until Inuit priorities are...

3/27/2018

article WATCH: Governor Murphy addresses access to medical marijuana
(New Jersey) -- Governor Phil Murphy will make an announcement regarding access to medical marijuana 10 a.m. Tuesday. On Monday the governor tweeted "We will expand...
article First Nation marijuana shop empty, shuttered after police presence
(Ontario) -- An illegal pot shop on an Indigenous community southwest of London was mysteriously closed during business hours Tuesday after a heavy police presence was...
article Desert town near Las Vegas sold by company that planned to make it a marijuana mecca
(California) -- Could plans to turn an old California ghost town into a marijuana mecca be going up in smoke? Cannabis technology company American Green, which bought...

3/20/2018

article Here’s What People Had to Say About the County’s Comprehensive New Weed Ordinance, Including the Proposed Cultivation Permit Cap
(California) -- On Monday morning, when Humboldt County Planning and Building Director John Ford presented the Board of Supervisors with a comprehensive new set of...
press release As Humboldt County Supervisors Meet to Talk Cannabis, Karuk/Yurok Tribes Demand Stronger Regulations for the Industry
(California) -- Representatives from the Karuk Tribe, Yurok Tribe, and Friends of the Eel River will attend the next Humboldt County Supervisors’ meeting to demand...

3/19/2018

article As New Jersey moves toward legal weed, federal government stays silent
(New Jersey) -- Days after Gov. Phil Murphy's administration inched closer to making marijuana legal in New Jersey, the federal government's top drug prosecutor...

3/16/2018

article Gaming & Hospitality Legal News: Volume 11 Number 3
(USA) -- On March 5, 2018, Nevada’s Gaming Policy Committee convened briefly to pass a resolution that provides clarity for Nevada gaming licensees regarding the...

3/15/2018

article Mayor Sees A Match With Legal Marijuana And Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The New Jersey legislature recently began discussions about legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in the state. Atlantic City Mayor Frank...

3/13/2018

article Just How Pot-Friendly Will Atlantic City (And The Casinos) Be If NJ Legalizes Marijuana?
(Atlantic City) -- “Going green” could be taking on a new meaning in two casino towns, both of which are of great interest for Frank Gilliam: Atlantic City...

3/12/2018

article Medicine Woman Lizzy Jeff Is the Queen of the Cannabis Renaissance
(California) -- "Let me hit this joint right here." Lizzy Jeff paused, gazing out over the second-floor balcony inside an Arts District loft that smelled of...

3/11/2018

article Nevada’s gaming officials, industry take safe route on marijuana
(Nevada) -- Gov. Brian Sandoval’s Gaming Policy Committee, in record time last week, approved a resolution affirming the state’s stance on the use of...

3/8/2018

article Nevada Casinos Will Be Able To Host Marijuana Conferences, Officials Say
(Nevada) -- Nevada officials are easing up on pot. Thanks to a booming recreational cannabis industry, state tourism and gaming officials have been grappling with the...

3/6/2018

article Nevada Won’t Budge on Its Ban of Cannabis Sales and Use in Casinos
(Nevada) -- At Las Vegas' world famous casino resorts, you can accomplish an entire vacation without ever stepping outside. From hotel suites and full-service...
article 'We can’t let this pass us by': Here's how a Native American tribe in Oregon sees hope with marijuana
(Oregon) -- A weathered marquee near the center of this small Native American reservation perched on the high desert plateaus of central Oregon reads "Every Day Is...
article Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe joins marijuana industry with new store
(Washington) -- The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe is joining the marijuana industry. High Point, a retail marijuana outlet, opens to the public on Saturday. The store...
article Native Tribes Assert Sovereignty Over CA Pot Laws
(California) -- Can California Native American tribes grow and sell their own marijuana? Given that Native American tribes are semi-independent nations within the United...

3/5/2018

article Nevada gaming panel: Casinos should stay out of cannabis business
(Nevada) -- It looks as if MJBizCon won’t have to relocate its long-running November show. A Nevada gambling commission unanimously recommended Monday that a...
article Nevada panel likely to keep barrier between gaming, marijuana
(Nevada) -- Gov. Brian Sandoval’s 12-member Gaming Policy Committee is poised to uphold the state’s previously approved stance that licensed gaming companies...
article Gaming commissioners allow casinos to host marijuana conferences without jeopardizing licenses
(Nevada) -- As state agencies wrestle with regulating everything that comes with recreational marijuana, one industry has been very "hands-off." On Monday,...
article Ruling: Marijuana conventions can continue on Nevada casino properties
(Nevada) -- After a unanimous decision, the Gaming Policy Committee has officially approved casino properties to continue hosting marijuana conventions, but buying,...
article Mayor envisions pot-friendly zones in Atlantic City if N.J. legalizes marijuana
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey’s Assembly has started hearings on whether marijuana should be legalized and sold in retail shops in the Garden State. Many New...
article S’Klallam pot shop to open Saturday
(Washington) -- High Point will open Saturday, but it might be a few months before it reaches its zenith. The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s new retail...

3/1/2018

article How Native Americans Are Fighting For Their Rights In The Cannabis Industry
(USA) -- The road to legalizing recreational cannabis use in the United States has been a long and winding one, with plenty of bureaucracy-sized bumps along the way. Not...

2/26/2018

article Anishinaabe Activist, Entrepreneur is Kickstarting a Hemp Production Comeback in Minnesota
(Minnesota) -- “Minnesota used to grow its own clothing,” said northern Minnesota-based Anishinaabe economist, author and environmental activist Winona...

2/25/2018

article Tribes cut out of California pot market might grow their own
(California) -- American Indian tribes that say they have been cut out of California's legal marijuana market have raised the possibility of going their own way by...
article What’s smoked in Vegas, stays in Vegas: Sin City airport installs weed bins
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas airport introduced weed disposal boxes so tourists enjoying the state’s legal marijuana don’t smuggle drugs across the border. The...

2/23/2018

article Pot amnesty boxes greet travelers at Las Vegas airport
(Las Vegas) -- Drug-toting travelers now have a place to trash their stash before boarding a flight at McCarran International Airport. Green metal bins have popped up at...

2/22/2018

article St. Croix Tribe sues State over hemp business
(Wisconsin) -- Last week the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. “The St....

2/21/2018

article CARR: Cannabis commission latest coatholder landing spot
(Massachusetts) -- There’s a new hackerama in town — the Cannabis Control Commission. The Weed Commission, for short. Their offices are at 101 Federal Street...

2/19/2018

article Lyon County's first marijuana dispensary opens
(Reno) -- Lyon County’s first marijuana dispensary opened Saturday in Yerington despite the city's frustration at its location. The Yerington Paiute Tribe...

2/18/2018

article Timbisha Shoshone Tribe refutes rumors of marijuana at casino
(California) -- The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe will not engage in "any " marijuana activities at the site of its proposed casino in California, Chairman George...

2/16/2018

article Alberta expects to licence 250 cannabis stores in first year
(Alberta) -- Anyone wanting to sell cannabis products in Alberta will have to undergo mandatory background checks and training, according to provincial guidelines...
article Alberta plans for 250 marijuana stores in province, but nobody can own more than 15% of them
(Alberta) -- Alberta expects to issue 250 licences for cannabis stores in the first year of operation and says anyone who wants to run a weed shop must undergo extensive...

2/14/2018

article How California Is Blocking Native Americans From the Weed Business
(California) -- Like most folks, the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel got into the weed business for the money. The 700-member tribe, situated about 45 minutes east of San...

2/12/2018

article St. Croix Tribe sues AG over plans to grow hemp for CBD oil production
(Wisconsin) -- A northern Wisconsin tribe has filed a federal lawsuit against Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel. The St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin argue...
article Tribe sues over hemp, CBD production
(Wisconsin) -- A Wisconsin Indian tribe is suing the state over their ability to grow and produce certain hemp products containing THC. According to court documents...

2/9/2018

article Tribe Says It’s Free From Wisconsin’s Hemp Laws
(Wisconsin) -- The St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin sued the state’s attorney general Thursday, arguing state laws regulating hemp and cannabidiol do not...

2/8/2018

article Atlantic City mayor heads to Vegas for fact finding trip on legal marijuana
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam is heading to Las Vegas on Thursday to attend a fact-finding trip to gather information about legalized marijuana in...
article Coachella fights to shut down a second marijuana dispensary claiming to be a church
(California) -- Coachella is trying to stub out a second marijuana church. The east valley city is suing Oklevueha Native American Church (ONAC) of Orange County, saying...

2/5/2018

press release RavenQuest to Consult Saskatchewan First Nations on Cannabis and Hemp
(Saskatchewan) -- RavenQuest BioMed Inc. (the “Company” or “RavenQuest”) – (CSE:RQB) is proud to announce that it will be working with...

2/4/2018

article White Bear First Nations hoping for marijuana dispensary
(Canada) -- It’s only an idea for now, but the White Bear First Nations hopes it could soon be the home of an on-reserve marijuana dispensary. “We want to be...

1/29/2018

article Raided dispensary owner presents Six Nations pot survey results
(British Columbia) -- A survey of those living on the territory of the Six Nations of the Grand River shows the vast majority of respondents use marijuana daily and more...

1/27/2018

article St. Croix tribe holds hemp symposium
(Wisconsin) -- The St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin held a symposium to educate the community about the industrial hemp industry. Last year, the tribe was given...

1/26/2018

article Cannabis Co.'s Tribal-Land Op Suit Moved To State Court [sub req]
(California) -- A California federal judge on Thursday granted a bid to send back to state court a cannabis company’s suit against a corporation owned by the Utu...

1/23/2018

article White Bear First Nations hoping for marijuana dispensary
(Saskatchewan) -- It’s only an idea for now, but the White Bear First Nations hopes it could soon be the home of an on-reserve marijuana dispensary. “We want...

1/22/2018

article BLOG: How This Specialized Consultancy Helps Tribal Communities Seize Opportunity in the Cannabis Industry
(Nevada) -- As tribal communities work to get involved in the cannabis industry, getting to a point where a tribe can license its own businesses and issue its own...

1/17/2018

article First Nation chief says pot dispensary just a 'glorified drug dealer'
(Ontario) -- One step inside the trailer parked in a front yard and you get asked for identification proving you are over 19. You also need to sign up as a patient of...
article Sask. First Nation says it's ready to challenge province's pot jurisdiction
(Saskatchewan) -- Some First Nation communities that were left off Saskatchewan's list of places eligible for a cannabis retail store say they may open stores anyway...
article Agate Dreams & Native American Empowerment in the Cannabis Industry
(Washington) -- When wealthy non-Native Seattleites began building summer homes on the Suquamish reservation in the 1960s, the Suquamish tribe didn’t have the...
article First Nation chief says pot dispensary just a 'glorified drug dealer'
(Ontario) -- One step inside the trailer parked in a front yard and you get asked for identification proving you are over 19. You also need to sign up as a patient of...
article Calif. County Wants Tribe's Suit Over Hemp Seizure Nixed [sub req]
(California) -- California’s San Joaquin County on Tuesday defended its decision to seize $77 million worth of hemp crops from a Native American tribe, a...

1/16/2018

article Here’s What Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Said About the Cole Memo Repeal
(Washington D.C.) -- Ever since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions repealed the Obama-era policies hat shielded state-legal marijuana operators from federal prosecution...
article Sask. First Nation says it's ready to challenge province's pot jurisdiction
(Saskatchewan) -- Some First Nation communities that were left off Saskatchewan's list of places eligible for a cannabis retail store say they may open stores anyway...

1/13/2018

article Is there a place for cannabis in First Nations culture?
(Canada) -- The role of marijuana in First Nations culture was the topic of discussion on Friday's CBC Indigenous panel. Kylo Prince, a former Sixties Scoop adoptee...
article Hemp industry lawsuit challenging DEA’s position on CBD picks up support of 28 U.S. legislators
(Washington D.C.) -- A bipartisan congressional coalition pushed back on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s assertion that cannabidiol and extracts derived...

1/11/2018

article First Nations entrepreneurs are asserting sovereignty and seizing the new cannabis economy
(Ottawa) -- Jeff Hawk said he was sitting in the lounge area of his dispensary chatting with friends early on Tuesday evening when several assault-rifle wielding Six...

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